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Dr. Joe Sirven

Host, "What's Health Got to Do with It"

Dr. Joe Sirven is a Cuban American, bilingual experienced medical journalist. He has served as the chief medical contributor for NBC Latino, the English language website for Latinos by NBC News. He has previously served as the medical commentator for KJZZ Radio in Phoenix, the NPR affiliate for Phoenix Arizona, and provides commentary for KTBS TV in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is the immediate previous editor-in-chief of, the world's largest consumer website dedicated to seizures and epilepsy, with more than a million web visits per month. He is currently editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Neurology's consumer publication Brain & Life en Español and on the editorial board of Brain & Life.

Dr. Sirven is a practicing neurologist who has published extensively on epilepsy and its treatment. He is passionate about medical education - he has edited seven textbooks and is Chair of Education for the American Academy of Neurology. He directs the neurology course for Mayo Medical School, Florida campus; and Dartmouth Medical School, Mayo Florida campus. He is also a professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches Science of Health Care Delivery undergraduate and masters students at Arizona State.